Travel Level 1 restrictions

The OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency(ANA)

Level 1 travel restrictions

Sadly, if  friends or family from the following countries were planning to visit you this month, they will have to cancel. Government ministers announced on Wednesday that tourists without business in South Africa from the following 60 countries will not be allowed in under level 1

Tourist travellers from these countries banned under level 1 travel restrictions

  1. Armenia
  2. Albania
  3. Argentina
  4. Austria
  5. Bahrain
  6. Belgium
  7. Bolivia
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. Brazil
  10. Chile
  11. Columbia
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Croatia
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Denmark
  16. Ecuador
  17. France
  18. Georgia
  19. Greece
  20. Guatemala
  21. Guyana
  22. Honduras
  23. Hungary
  24. Iceland
  25. India
  26. Iran
  27. Iraq
  28. Ireland
  29. Israel
  30. Jamaica
  31. Jordan
  32. Kuwait
  33. Lebanon
  34. Luxemburg
  35. Maldives
  36. Malta
  37. Mexico
  38. Moldova
  39. Montenegro
  40. Nepal
  41. Netherlands
  42. North Macedonia
  43. Oman
  44. Palestine
  45. Panama
  46. Paraguay
  47. Peru
  48. Portugal
  49. Puerto Rico
  50. Qatar
  51. Romania
  52. Russia
  53. Slovakia
  54. Suriname
  55. Switzerland
  56. Ukraine
  57. United Emirates
  58. United Kingdom
  59. USA
  60. Venezuela

All travellers planning to visit South Africa from other countries, will need to show a recent, negative test for the coronavirus,and must have travel insurance in place in line with level 1 travel restrictions.

The country has also put measures in place to reduce the risk of a resurgence or a second wave of the spread of the virus by improving its contact tracing and isolation measures. All citizens and travellers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-Alert APP designed to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.

How does the Covid Alert app work?

  • This app keeps an anonymous record of everyone you have been in contact with over two weeks.
  • If you test positive for Sars-CoV-2, you tell the app, and the app tells everyone you had contact with.
  • You should get an alert if anyone you had contact with reports themselves infected.

Level 1 travel : keep safe practice, always!

Otherwise the same health guidelines remain in place for all of us under level 1 travel restrictions.

  • wear masks
  • physical distancing
  • sanitizing

Just because so many restrictions have been lifted does not mean we should put ourselves and our loved ones at risk.

STAY SAFE and KEEP WELL everyone!

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